I envy those knitters who pick a project, buy yarn, knit the piece to completion, and then repeat. It seems like a better way to live, more sensible, less costly, more focused.
But it ain't the way I work. At all. (BTW, if you search for "yarn shower" on Google Images, this photo of my fiber storage pops right up!)
So last night when I should be working on the Carnation Aquamarine vest - I mean, jeez, the back is done and one front is almost finished - I instead cast on for the Takoma sleeve. I just couldn't wait another minute. I've wanted to knit this since it came out in the fall but agreed to start the KAL after Christmas - and yesterday was after Christmas. So it begins.
I'm loving the Cascade Eco+ yarn, an Aran weight 100% wool that is very affordable even after the $5 price increase from last year. (Tip: buy it from Webs and get the 20% percent discount.) Eco+ is very colorwork friendly and knits up quickly on the size 9 needles.
Moose kindly and sleepily modeled my work yet again. What would I do without him? I'd have to boringly photograph everything on my dining room table. Love that pug! And this sweater is pretty cool, too.